Planning a vacation can be stressful. From finding ideas of places to stay, setting aside a budget to put towards it and even finding travel accommodations. Where do you even begin? It can seem overwhelming if you’ve never planned a vacation like this before.
Here are a few tips on how to make planning your vacation abroad a little easier:
Choose A Destination
There are a lot of beautiful places that are abroad that I’d love to visit. From Ireland, Scotland, Cairo to India. I know I’d be able to choose something right off the bat. This may seem like a hard decision but once you figure out where you’d love to go on vacation, it’s pretty easy from then on.
Once you figure out where you’ll be going, decide on how long your stay will be. Most people decide anywhere from a week to 10 days. Just keep in the back of your mind that you must make choices based on your budget.
Check Online For Deals
Every dollar saved is a great thing in my book. You’ll be amazed at what kind of deals or packages you can find online based on your vacation destination. Wouldn’t it be amazing to go to let’s say Ireland for 10 days and only pay half of what the original vacation package price was? I’d be totally over the moon if I could find a good deal like that. My best advice for when you do find a really good deal is to purchase it right away. You don’t want to miss out on saving as much money as possible.
Book A Flight
When traveling abroad, make sure you do some research first on airlines before deciding. That way once you figure out who you’ll be flying with, you can start looking for deals on flights. One international airline I’ve heard great things about is Oman Airways. They offer flights to major destinations in Europe, Africa, Gulf, The Middle East, South Asia and Far East. Fun fact: Oman Airways has one of the finest safety records and is known for its excellent on-time performance exceeding 95 percent.
Don’t plan on taking your entire closet. You want to take as little as possible. Mostly just the essentials. You can buy whatever else you need when you get to your destination.
Here are a few suggestions for clothing items you should take:
- Dress Shirt/Dress
- Bathing Suit/Swim Trunks
- Long Sleeve Shirt
- Pair of Sneakers
- Pair of Flip Flops
- Dress Socks
- Dress Shoes
For toiletry items, I pack everything on this list:
- Dental Floss
- Shower Gel/Bar Soap
- Travel Flat Iron/Hairdryer
You can also choose to take a first aid kit and gear such as a camera or laptop with you. Just keep in mind that there are baggage weight limits on airplanes. Also, make sure you grab your passport(s) because you’ll definitely need those!
Well, there you have it! Four very important tips when it comes time to planning a vacation abroad. Once you get all four things done on this list, it will be smooth sailing from then on. Wherever you plan on visiting abroad, I hope this list has helped you in some way.